STAFF

STYLISTS

The members of the creative team at Layers Professional Hair Salon strive to fulfill the needs and each and every one of their guests, They are committed to continual growth and education and strive to incorporate the latest trends and technologies into their already strong technical foundation.

Derrick Diggs

Derrick, a licensed hairstylist since 1994, opened Layers Hair Salon in 2000 with the vision to provide a happy, productive and successful environment for employees and customers alike. Customer service and satisfaction is very important to him.

He has participated in the Redken International Hair Symposium in Las Vegas and Roy Peters color seminars, among others. He has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color. Education is very important to him and attends numerous shows,and classes every year with his staff. Derrick is a Master Stylist.

Karen Redford

Karen has been a licensed hairstylist since 1972 and joined Layers Hair Salon in 2001. She is a Master Stylist and has received training in New York City and Las Vegas. She has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color.

She was a Pro Design Educator and has worked in teaching salons for the last 29 years. She enjoys teaching and keeping up with current trends in the hair styling industry.

Jennifer Rennie

Jennifer joined Layers Professional Hair Salon in 2000. She has been a stylist since 1992. She has participated in Redken Exchange in New York City, the International Hair Symposium in Las Vegas, Roy Peters and Michael Cole seminars, and is a Master Stylist. She has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color.

She prides herself in taking into consideration the wants and needs of each of her clients, and using current styles and new techniques for cuts and colors.

Janice Knightly

Janice joined Layers Professional Hair Salon in 2000. She has over 20 years experience as a licensed stylist. She specializes in current hair styles and trends, color, waxing and short hair cuts. She enjoys seeing new clients and people interested in trying new and exciting hair trends. She enjoys continuing her education in any way that is available, including hair shows and classes. She has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color.

She is proud of the atmosphere she has helped create at Layers, one that is “filled with knowledge, laughter, and a completely welcoming experience; one that they will look forward to every four to six weeks and will share with their family and friends.”

Wendy Shaban

Wendy has been a stylist since 1995 and has been employed at Layers since 2000. When she began her career, she was a Sebastian advocator and continues studying as a Stylist.

She has received training from Redken, Schwarzkopf, and Roy Peters among others. She is a color expert who loves a challenge. She considers her coworkers at Layers her family and says, “We love to learn from each other.”

Stacey Palmer

Stacey was trained by Arch of Arch’s Backstage in an apprenticeship program and continued her career there for 9 years before moving to Layers in 2000. She continuously updates her education and loves to learn new trends and techniques.She has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color.

She takes a special interest in each of her client’s individual needs, helping them to achieve their “best look”.

Kris Meador

Kris has been a stylist at Layers Professional Hair Salon since 2006 and has worked as a licensed stylist since 2000. She has received training at the Redken Specialist Connection and from a Red Door Educator. She has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color.

She has had training in the Coppolo hair Keratin system. Among her specialties are keratin smoothing treatments, updos, wedding styles and curly hair.

Nancy Richardson

Nancy came to Layers Professional Hair Salon in 2009 after training and working at several high-end salons in Richmond.

She is an educator and technical advisor for Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Color and Product lines and has received training from Graham Webb, Vidal Sassoon, Nick Arrojo, Aveda, Unite and Redken.

Nancy specializes in color and color correction and precision haircutting.

Ariella Parlitsis

Ariella has been at Layers Professional Hair Salon since January of 2006 and has been a licensed stylist since May of that year.

She has participated in Redken Colorist Connection classes, as well as educational events for Redken, Unite, Schwarzkopf, Sexy Hair, Wahl, and Pureology. She specializes in updos, color, and facial waxing.

Heather Jones

Heather has been a liscensed stylist since 2002. She has received extensive training and education including Graham Webb Hair Academy, Alterna, hair color techniques with Scruples and Framesi. She is certified in the Brazilian Blowout Straightening System, Keratin Complex Smoothing system and Babe Hair Extensions. Heather enjoys working with client’s facial features and personality to create a unique style that fits them and their lifestyle.

Apprentices

Sarah McDaniel

Front Desk

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